Ned Colletti
Letters: Fame is the name of the game
Letters: Fame is the name of the game

Halls of Fame start out celebrating the best of the best and over time add the best of the good, causing bloat. But Houston Mitchell's fanciful attempt to downsize Cooperstown to only the best only shows why that's a matter of opinion. Methinks he's been beaned by too many metrics. For one example, consider his declaration that Luis Aparicio is "seriously overrated." Aparicio was a seminal Latino big league star, a difference-making shortstop and baserunner. He was instrumental in the Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox winning their first pennants in decades and the Orioles winning their first one ever. And other ballplayers were in awe of him. Ralph Houk,...